A NEW discount store which sells goods for £1 or under is set to open in the Merry Hill Centre next week, creating 20 jobs.

One Below opens on Friday July 12 at 10am at the former Poundworld unit in the centre.

The discount brand was created by the the original founders of Poundworld, with the Merry Hill store set to be the brand's second branch in the West Midlands.

Christopher Edwards, managing director of One Below Retail Limited, said: “We’re excited to be opening a new store at the Merry Hill Shopping Centre - it’s a great location for us.

“We’re offering amazing savings on big brands – our cleaning range that has a lot of Mrs Hinch favourites such as Zoflora and The Pink Stuff is going down particularly well with our customers in other stores.

“One Below is the only name on the high street offering everything it sells for £1 or less, with branded, quality products costing as little as 29p.”

The store will stock over 5,000 products at £1 or less across ten departments including groceries, home, health and beauty, baby care, toy, DIY, partyware, craft and gardening.

Many of the former Poundworld staff who lost their jobs when the old Merry Hill shop went into administration in 2018 have been given new employment at the brand new One Below store.